Sharon (moonshaz) wrote in thequestionclub,

Tattoo questions

I think tattoos are awesome, but I don't have any (yet). I've thought about it off and on for years but have never done anything about it. I have a MAJOR birthday (70!) Coming up in 2020, and it occurred to me that getting that long awaited ink could be a really cool way to commemorate it. I hve a couple of questions, though:

1. How much does it really hurt?
2. How much is it going to cost?

I'm not talking about anything huge, maybe about 2" x 3". The location I have in mind is my upper arm. (I want it to be where I can look at it myself, whenever I want.) I haven't chosen a particular image yet, but I want it to be something that will be eaningful to me as opposed to purely decorative (which leaves room for lots of possibilities), and I want it to be colorful.

I don't want to be like Phoebe in Friends and chicken out at the last minute, which is why I'm asking about the pain factor. I handle pain pretty well on the whole, especially if I have a reasonable idea of what to expect. The more info I have, the better!

I know the answer to the second question in particular may be impossible for anyone to answer, but even the vaguest ballpark guesstimate would be helpful.

Tia for any and all (positive) input.

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